Ground Chicken Burgers


These flavorful ground chicken burgers are a delicious alternative to beef and will keep you grilling from spring to fall. Top with spicy cheese or BBQ sauce.

Ground chicken burger with all the fixings on wooden board with red napkin in background
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 burgers


  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup minced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 ½ teaspoons coarse sea salt, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (Optional)

  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Place bread crumbs, onion, garlic, Parmesan cheese, salt, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne pepper into the bowl of a food processor; pulse until blended.

  3. Combine chicken, egg, and bread crumb mixture in a large bowl until evenly mixed. Divide and shape mixture into 4 equal patties. Place on a cookie sheet and cover with aluminum foil. Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. Cook patties on the preheated grill until cooked through, at least 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the patties should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


You can use 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder for fresh garlic and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder for minced onion.

This recipe can be altered using spices such as curry, basil, habanero pepper, or rosemary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
5g Fat
22g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 988mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 10mg 58%
Potassium 401mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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